FREIGHT CAR TRUCK DESIGN OPTIMIZATION PROJECT: PURPOSE, ORGANIZATION, AND PROGRAM

This FRA-sponsored project was undertaken with Southern Pacific as the prime contractor to develop the technology required to establish technically sound and economically feasibility specifications for new and improved trucks. This involves performance evaluation of existing freight car trucks, then determine through cost benefit analysis the feasibility of improving truck performance by modifications of existing trucks or the introduction of new designs. There would also be specifications developed for freight car suspensions and finally the study of advanced concepts of integrated carbody support systems. The scheduling and organization of Phase 1 are described.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 33-40

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM